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Jeff Sessions’ letter to Oregon gov cites “pervasive illicit cannabis cultivation”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ marijuana-related missive to Oregon’s top official zeroed in on state police findings that cannabis legalization did little to cull black market activity, and took a similar tack to letters recently sent to other governors.

The Cannabist on Monday obtained a copy of Sessions’ letter addressed to Gov. Kate Brown, outlining his concerns about the effectiveness of Oregon’s marijuana regulatory system. Sessions’ correspondence, dated July 24, is in response to an April 3 letter from Brown and the governors of Alaska, Colorado and Washington — three other states that legalized sales of adult-use cannabis — imploring the Justice and Treasury departments to maintain the current enforcement guidelines established under the Obama administration.

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